The Treasury was amazing, but what was even more awe-inspiring, was the rest of the city that we found around the bend. A city! Who knew??
Can you imagine the time it took to do all this carving?
Look closely here, waaaay up on the hill. I almost walked past this! (But didn’t go up there, Honor out-voted me).
More spectacular than the Treasury if you ask me!
Same rock face, looking around the corner. Amazing!
This looks like it was a work in progress.
Notice the people way off in the distance, yea… more indication of how long/big this site actually is.
There were bars over some doors, but the Bedouin kids (and some adults) were inside these structures anyway. I figure they knew which areas were barred for safety, and which were barred to restrict access… we didn’t, so just stayed out.
What to do with all the holes in the walls? Place a shop or two, of course!
After this valley of tombs and carvings, was a hike down the road to more sites…. a looong hike! We took a break at a nice little shop on the left-hand corner of the lane, before the Collonaded Street, and it was cool and comfy. Run by very friendly folk. What a relief to have a chance to sit in the shade a bit before walking on.
More photos later! We are still ‘on the road’ and I am posting what/where I can.